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. a fire working in berkeley. you can see the smoke from our emeryville camera, live picture of black smoke coming out of a residential area. we're told it's a home on keith avenue. it is one-alarm right now. we have news chopper 2 on the way to the scene and when it gets there, we'll give you a look from the sky. again, a house fire, one-alarm, on keith avenue in berkeley. we'll have more later in our newscast. >>> our other top story, there was a cable car accident in san francisco at washington and powell. it happened less than two hours ago. ktvu's david stevenson joins us live from the scene. we understand there are injuries. >> reporter: that's right. they have just started moving the cable car out of the way, cable car 25. it's an active investigation going on right now with muni workers and the san francisco police department investigating what went wrong with cable car 25 that sent passengers to the hospital. take a look at this video. this happened at about 10:18 this morning. police say the packed cable car was proceeding down powell street. it had just crossed washington street
[music] >>> next on "abc 7 news" at 9:00. looking at shocking rise in weight in berkeley. and a former la police officer accused of killing three people. accused of killing three people. and a war in well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> good evening, i'm ama daetz. berkeley police have seen the spike in the number of rapes in the berkeley area. it increased 95% from 20 to 39 in 2012. as tomas ramon tells us the victim new the attacker. >> reporter: u.c. student says she knows what often leads to these sexual assaults. she has been to the off campus parties. >> she is having a third drink and it gives you permission to put your hand up her skirt? i don't know. >> drugs and alc
the number of rape cases in berkeley nearly doubles. we hear from police and residents. next. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> san francisco police are asking for the public's help in finding additional dan therrien, the man kron 4 first identified as a suspect in the disappearance. of kevin collins in 19-84. kron 4's grant lodes explains what we have learned so far. dan therrien - has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981, therrien was arrested in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. he was bailed out, then did not show up for his court date. that outstanding warrant, and pleaded giulty to felony lewd acts on a child. probation. wanted in canada for a 1973 incident. sexually assaulted 2 children. therrien was initially arrested and charged. fled canada. and 19-56 stewart. wayne jackson. contact them. if they ever of these names. san francisco's police chief greg suhr says the kevin haunted both him and his department. spoke with kron-4's terisa estacio about the latest at
, and they point to uc berkeley as the example. nbc bay area stephen stock teamed up with the investigative reporting program at cal in search of answers. stephen, what did you find out? >> reporter: raj, all across the cal berkeley campus, budgets are being cut because the state is just not funding the school like it used to. but one department has actually seen an increase in its budget -- athletics. which has seen its budget nearly doubled in less than a decade. and that has some on the academic side crying foul. >> runaway spending. it's a program out of control. >> reporter: an athletics program that dr. lee alesco says grows while her research suffers. >> i've had to cut back on my research. >> reporter: anthropology research into patterns of genetic inheritance that she can no longer accomplish. >> i passed on being a coprinciple investigator on a national institute of health a couple of years back because i didn't have the lab resources to do the work. >> reporter: and it's not just in the lab, but in the classroom. >> we're offering fewer and fewer classes to all of the students. >
. >>> and a disturbing statistic in berkeley. why the number of reported rapes nearly doubled in just one year. >>> good evening. new details are emerging in the hunt of an ex-cop accused of killing three people including a police officer. this is new surveillance video from an auto parts store near san diego. it appears he tossed a magazine full of bullets. this is fro monday, the day after he allegedly killed two people in irvine. >>> also tonight, the los angeles police chief says he will reopen the disciplinary proceedings that led to chris dorner's firing and look into what may have insure gaited it. >> he is not opening it because of the accusations or the musings of someone who is a multiple murderer. he wants to do it because he wants tone sure that the public knows that the los angeles police department is fair and transparent. >> dorner alleged that he was wrong fallly fired after alleging that his partner used excessive force in an arrest. >>> there are still no signs of christopher dorner. they believe dorner is heighting out in east los angeles. more on the latest developments from los ange
by law enforcement in counties. the city of berkeley is >> a lot of people are saying that this is just a matter of time but we could likely see them domestically. >> according to the supervisor hunters, farmers and we are seeing them of their. >> pam: reggie, thank you. the city of berkeley this thithis this is going to be the new home of the latest whole foods market in the bay area. kron four's jeff bush shows you where the new store is going to be located. and how it may affect the surrounding area. >> reporter: the newest whole foods is moving in to this building on tenth street and gilman and the office depot is moving out. the building will get a complete makeover and will feature all the groceries that are expected from whole foods. the store will have around 30,500 square feetwhich is pretty big. and, it's that size that has some people concerned about the increase in traffic in the areawhich already has a walgreens, rei, several restaurants and other businesses nearby. plus, the location is just one block from busy san pablo avenue. you can see the volume of cars that current
in berkeley we told you about at the top of the news. this is at 1179 keith avenue in the berkeley foothills. as you can see, still engulfed. we have been watching the smoke pour from the second story of this home for the last several minutes. flames are shooting from the roof. firefighters now on the scene. they are trying to attack it as you can see from the ground there. past couple of minutes, those firefighters arriving no report of the cause or if anyone was inside. this is in the berkeley hills. we'll bring you more information as soon as we get it. >>> still ahead, today's healthwatch. breast cancer screenings for seniors. the changes a new study is suggesting. >> lots of sunshine outside right now. enjoy it while you can. we have some storm clouds on the horizon. we'll talk about that coming up. this is at 11-79 kieth avenue in >>> we're going to return back to that breaking news here in the east bay. chopper 5 over that house fire in berkeley once again, 1179 keith avenue. this is in the berkeley foothills. doesn't like like progre
mail coming to and and and august. jackie sissel is live outside the downtown berkeley post office getting reaction to the big announcement this morning. >> piquancy the model on the side, we can deliver for you but that means five days a week and not on saturday. we are going down to five days of weak the post office lost $16 billion last year. i had a chance to talk to some people out here this morning and some of them will miss the saturday service. >> i think it is a shame. i will miss the mail on saturdays. it seems like we need them all. we started e- mail, we have twitter. letter writing is a wonderful form and i do not think e-mail is a replacement for letter writing. >> saturday service is not completely going away, it is only first-class mail. packages will still be delivered on saturday is which is good for most people. the traditional male though, the more. --mail >> temperatures are in the 30's and 40's right now and mid to upper 50s into the afternoon. big changes. wet weather thursday and to friday. full details on that coming up and my next report. >> we have a coup
the academic bougttom line? >> critics say yes and they point at uc berkeley as the example. teamed up with the investigative reporting program in certificse answers. >> raj, jessica, all across cal berkel berkeley's campus budgets are being cut because they are not funding the school like they used to. >> one department has seen it increase in this budget, athletics. this budget has nearly doubled in less than a decade and that has some on the academic side crying foul. >> it's a program out of control. >> an athletics program that the doctor says fwrgrows while her research suffers. >> reporter: patterns that she says she can no longer accomplish. >> so i passed on being an investigator a couple years back because i didn't have the lab resources to do the work. >> reporter: and it's not just in the lab but in the classroom. >> we are offering fewer and fewer classes to all of the students. >> if you only have so much in the pot, where are you going to put it? >> reporter: the professor has been teaching here for 52 years. she is worried about what cal is spending money on. >> it's ou
her research at stanford and lawrence berkeley. that is an indication we are getting smart people like her out to california to start companies like hers. 15 employees in 2008. it is interesting, we talk about cloud computing and these technology companies, but she takes electronic waste that is rich in carbon and recycles that into oil for plastics and a variety of other things. i wish i had more time to talk to you and get to know you because i am sure there's an interesting story that you will really enjoy hearing from her. you have already heard from michael, who is wonderful at ibm. clearly, they are a leader in this area. with michael's travels around the world, he will share more of his experience, and that will also be an interesting perspective. i really want to welcome the san francisco mayor ed lee. it is difficult for me to call him mayor lee because i have always known him as ed. you are going to get to know him really well. the 43rd mayor of san francisco was born in seattle, went to college in maine, this tiny college out there. he decided to come back and get his law de
of the nonprofit asian american arts community. she's received her undergraduate and law degrees from uc berkeley and bolt. born and raised in sacramento, california. she continues to call northern california her home. and now lives in san francisco. so, with that i'd like to introduce debbie yee as our first speaker. >> this is called jasper john's wagon. >> i have an idea of how the fifth star was killed dear empire not by gunfire at close range, not in the study with the pen knife, not by the umbrella, crushed by the revolving door not jostled or hemorrhaged the narrow drain. we caught the tar and the bullet we came to the body encostic casement of skin rig motor us framed the opened mouths scream. wail for your mother wrap our sons in silken ribbons in a galaxy. the cause has been perp traited. we are adrift on a baron sea. the fleet diminishes me. who shouts for us now, dear empire? this next one is a postcard for a reason that i kept of harold's club in reno, nevada. i don't know if it exists it's a really old postcard. harold's club made we think of harold and the purple crayon. harold's
is in berkeley tonight with the change the governor wants manufacturers to make asap. jade-- >> reporter: frank, we're not very far from a store here in berkeley that already sells items without flame retar -- retardant in their products. but they're not the only ones thinks of the preprocautions. >> some of the things are outdated. >> reporter: but after today their goods may be more mainstream. >> the governor of california changed the game. >> reporter: michael green with the center of environmental health says flame retardants are toxic. >> we at the center for environmental health and others are going to be able to work collaboratively to make nontoxic stuff but were not able to. >> you have to weigh the balance. what's more important to take care of people's health as they use the materials or to count the risks of the fire. >> there are alternatives they should look into researching alternatives. >> reporter: alternatives although more expensive are out there. this wool bed found at earth's sake. already meets state standards. >> if you stick to natural and something pure you're able t
that could mean another $5 million toyrg]ñ the college education fd a uc berkeley student is in[oea video referred to as the dreamers. >> there are two people thind video. one awell known director and maureen p.o.w.el jobs, widow of the late apple co-founder steve jobs. >> this is terrence finishing up a degree in math in uc berkeley. >> it wasn't hard to find him on the 9th floor of evans hall. we wanted to know why he decided to speak out. >> i thought maybe this is the right moment to contribute something to the movement its called dream is now. it focuses on urging congress to pass a dream act which would preproe vid permanent residency to young people brought to this country as a child by an immigrant parent. he was born in south korea. the video released was directed by david gugen him of inconvenient truth and waiting for superman. arguing someone like him would pour more money into the economy. >> dreamers will earn extra $148 billion by 2030 f they're going earn that money, that means they're going spend the money. >> claiming if it doesn't pass he won't be able to find a good-pa
rapes in berkeley nearly doubled the number in just one year has police and city officials questioning what has changed in the city. kpix 5 reporter knapp is live in berkeley with more on what the numbers could reveal. don. >> reporter: those numbers are really astounding. rapes up 95% one year over another. the highest numbers in five years. but are they really? what's going on? is it just more reporting or in fact are rapes up 95% in berkeley? the spike of 39 cases up from 20 in 2011 was reported to berkeley city council on tuesday according to the "contra costa times" online. >> we are not sure what's behind the increase in record rapes this year. it's too early to tell whether or not it's the beginning of a trend or outlier year. >> reporter: but a captain says they do know something about the rapes that occur mostly in the housing areas around the campus. >> we are concerned that the vast majority of these cases involve acquaintance rape where the offender is a friend or a former dating relationship or an acquaintance of the victim
that apparently has some offices rented by the lawrence berkeley lab. right here on hollis street near 61st pretty wide evacuation. we've watched the emeryville police department joined by homeland security and uc berkeley police here because of the university connection. we saw some people standing outside the closure. we've also seen a command post set up. this is 61st and hollis. we've seen the fire department is on the scene. this is a bomb threat first received at about 7:00 this morning. two-level office -- a multi- level office building with two of the floors apparently rented by the lawrence berkeley lab. stay with ktvu. one of our reporters is arriving on the scene and we'll have more details straight ahead. >>> new this morning, the postmaster general said the u.s. postal service will cut some saturday delivery services starting this summer. not surprisingly, the head of the letter carriers's union says it's a disastrous idea. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with the job cuts that go along with the proposed changes. >> reporter: by not delivering the first-class mail on
in berkeley called the access now regional power summit, going throughout california and happening throughout the month of february. i'm going to go ahead and read a two-paragraph intro from the flier and provide information afterwards. joining people with disabilities and our partners from your refuge of california for a few two-day summit to organize for access in 2013. together we'll address the next steps to advance access to our communities for better independence where we live, work, learn, shop and play. we are asking participants to commit to attending the access now regional power summit for both days. the discussions and priorities we explore together on the first day will inform our choices for building access now campaign on the second day. we'll see you at the summit. there is free registration and sponsored lunch options. the one going on for northern california is february 7th and th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the center for independent living in berkeley. and there will be a number of sf bay area communities and coalitions there as well. so for information about this eve
stranger rapes in berkeley are rare and the increase in reports may be due to a campus program which encourages victims to report attacks. >> it's hard to say whether or not it's the beginning of a trend or an outliar year. we'll be tracking that carefully as well. reporter: greenwood says many attacks are unreported. the police are working on rape prevention and education about reporting. uc berkeley officials were not available for comment. we're live in berkeley. >> ama: a bicyclist has died after being hit by a cement truck in san francisco. it happened this morning in front of at&t park. a woman on a bike was hit by the right side of the truck and got caught in the rear wheel and was dragged ten feet. the truck dispopped the driver is cooperating with police. >> hundreds of people lined up to buy firearms and ammunition during a gun show today in vallejo. just wrapped up at the solano county fairgroundses. show organizers say crowds have been larger since the connecticut school tragedy with lie-abiding people concerned about their second amendment right to bear arms. >> you look
investigating. here is what the storm looked like in the east bay: hail dropped along the boulevard in berkeley hills. this picture coming from 11-year-old jamison of berkeley. the weather system is leaving some snow in the sierra, much needed snow. here is a live look from south lake tahoe camera. jealous of the skiers up there with lift chairs empty. fresh powder will still be coming. meteorologist mike nicco said the mountains will get over a foot. chain requirements are in effect on i-80 to donner lake with no chain restrictions on highway 50 right now. stay with abc7 for continuing storm watch coverage. you can track the storm online with live doppler 7 hd at >> we have new video showing clean up efforts after a huge tree fell on a home in a contra costa community of diabolo. a small army of workers moved in with tools and a crane to remove the oak tree. portions of the 80' tree cover the house roof this morning. crews freed at least two damaged vehicles from the mess. this is how it looks after diseased rooted toppled the tree. a neighbor said it sounded like an explosion. n
flew back hawk helicopters and he had recently moved to santa cruz from berkeley. >> a rally against gun violence was going on in downtown santa cruz as the two officers were killed. we have this picture of the rally organized in the wake of the newtown shootings. ambulances went right by the rally location. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the santa cruz police shootings. we will update you on any developments both during this newscast and on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> developing news this morning in oakland where police are searching for several people following a chase through the city. we followed the police pursuit near 36th avenue and -- rather, 86th avenue and olive street. the suspects hopped from the car and took off running and the was still rolling when the police had their guns drawn. >> all is well after a vallejo city council meeting was taken over by protesters. the protesters were about 50 and arrived inside the city council chambers after the 6:00 meeting and council meetings went in a back room as they took over the sound system. they were pr
to santa cruz jeremy goulet lived in erk berkeley where he worked at a coffee shop. wayne you've been talking about people recalling uneasy feelings about this guy. >> that is not in this coffee shop. they know him in this neighborhood they knew him, anyway. down street here we're on oakland berkeley border. this man made people feel good with coffee but on the other hand he made his neighbor uneasy. >> we just thought we're good neighbors then, learning this stuff is just weird. it makes me feel disgusting. >> in berkeley this morning alicia had a lot to think about. the man used to live upstairs with his twin brother was jeremy goulet. he died after shoofting two santa cruz police officers to death. >> he just seemed like a regular tenant until they fought and i knew that there is something up. alicia says the two had a strange relationship punctuate bid brutal fights. police came to the house at least four times. when alicia googled him she learned of the history as a sex offender in portland and read he got in trouble for spying on a neighbor in the shower. his apartment overlooke
at uc berkeley in 1978. i want to first thank chris's family for allowing me the honor of speaking today as we celebrate chris's amazing life. i look at this crowd. i try to figure out how much he achieved so much while making personal and professional connections and lifelong friends all over the world. this beautiful light-filled rotunda is the perfect seting to celebrate chris's life. he was a true renaissance man and offered a lesson in modern day enlightenment to all he met. some say don't sweat the small stuff. chris was successful because he did pay attention to little details and common courtesis that showed the world that he cared. i think the roots of chris's enlightening character were evident when we were undergrads at cal. i would like to share examples. first of all we will start superficially on the topic of fashion. chris like many of our pledge class was from piedmont. i recall thinking what is up with piedmont. the khakis, penny loafers and button-down shirts? chris lived in the room across from mine. seemed he had adopted this as his uniform. but in hindsight i can see
.c. berkeley student steps into the spotlight to promote immigration reform. why he's p >> a u.c. berkeley student is featured in a nationally released video aimed for supporting citizenship for young immigrants. they referred to as the dreamers. the education reporter lyanne melendez explains who is behind this campaign. >> this is terrence. he is getting a degree in mathematics and applied statistics at u.c. berkeley. >> it wasn't hard to find karen parks on the ninth floor of the hall. we wanted to know why he wanted to speak out. >> i thought maybe it was the right moment for me to contribute something to the movement. >> the movement is called "the dream is now." it focuses on urging congress to pass the dream act which would provide permanent residency to young people look terrence who were brought to this country by an immigrant parent. he was born in south korea. the video released nationwide was directed by david of inconvenient truth and waiting for superman. terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree wou
, returning to the diamond. the championship giants kick off >> a u.c. berkeley student is featured in a nationally released video aimed for supporting citizenship for young immigrants. they referred to as the dreamers. the education reporter lyanne melendez explains who is behind this campaign. >> this is terrence. he is getting a degree in mathematics and applied statistics at u.c. berkeley. >> it wasn't hard to find terrence parks on the ninth floor of evans hall. we wanted to know why he wanted to speak out. >> i thought maybe it was the right moment for me to contribute something to the movement. >> the movement is called "the dream is now." it focuses on urging congress to pass the dream act which would provide permanent residency to young people like terrence who were brought to this country by an immigrant parent. he was born in south korea. the video released nationwide was directed by david of "inconvenient truth and waiting for superman." terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more
late this morning. the berkeley fire department declared it a two alarm blaze. and dispatched as many as five engines to fight the fire on keith avenue. the location that made it hard to fight the blaze. >> this fire is difficult up here in the hills, you can see there is a lot of trees, road access is narrow, you can see they had to extend the hose lines quite a ways to get up to the building so that made access a little bit challenging but they got a pretty good stop on the fire. >> pam: no residents or fire fighters were injured in the fire. the berkeley fire department remianed on the scene well into the afternoon. >> a bomb scare at a bio- research facility today. prompted the evacuation of an east bay business district. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc7 news -- over the scene in emeryvillle. kron 4's haaziq madyun shows us how it all unfolded. >> reporter: a bomb suit clad uc berkeley police officer moving in to search for an explosive deviceafter an early morning threat was called in from the joint bio energy institutea research arm of lawrence berkeley la
from our police hercules to berkeley. 16 to 18 minutes from the san ramon valley. the heaviest traffic in the east bay is on net 580 and highway 4. south bay's problem free. the peninsula is getting word of a print problem near as at all. southbound 1 01 right at the airport, there is a report of a did this it will dump truck, a bottom dumb bird that could be blocking the left lane. if it stays there that could be a hot spot. a day and read on bart, no delays. caltrans is clear out of central valley a strays are without delay. no problems reported on the muni metro. >> in update on the story from southern california the former cop that's wanda for shooting three police officers as morning, killing one of them they have found his pickup truck. we just saw here a moment ago. he is also suspected of killing a couple over the weekend. dead daughter was a daughter of a police officer who defended this man when he was dismissed from the lapd. there is a pickup truck. they are looking for jordan and the warner right now, a former police officer. he put out a manifesto being upset about being
.m. and it is going to be a beautiful day are bound the bay with lots of sunshine. in berkeley, is 45 degrees. the high will top out at 63. the next few days will be even warmer. we will be right back. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have a wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet and almost anywhere. why would you want a tv in the closet? [ both laugh ] ♪ [ fancy voice ] brilliant idea, darling. ♪ [ female announcer ] the wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> 614 a m in the hattiesburg campus of the university of southern mississippi remains in the state of emergency this morning and is closed today. crews are continuing to assess the damage after a devastating tornado touched down sunday. more than 80 people were injured in the storm that ripped through several counties. disaster severely damaged or destroyed nearly 600 homes and damaged businesses. cruz f
this tree from the property. >>> uc berkeley basketball coach mike montgomery is apologizing tonight for pushing one of his star players during sunday's game versus usc. cal was losing in the second half. words were exchanged and you see there montgomery shoved junior guard alan crabbe. the two were separate and had crabbe walked toward the locker room. in a statement coach montgomery said he acted in the heat of the moment and said, quote, while my intent was to motivate our student athlete, my behavior was inappropriate, and i apologize for my actions. on campus today we found that some cal fans didn't think it was a big deal. >> people can come across and they can make mistakes and when you recognize mistakes, you try and correct them and you move on from there. >> cal's athletic director sandy barber also released a statement saying quote, it is unacceptable for our coaches to have physical contact with student athletes regardless of the circumstances. i am confident something like this will not happen again. not clear if montgomery will face any disciplinary action, however, we
in san francisco, moving towards richmond and berkeley heights, upper 40s and 50s, here is sal. >>> traffic is looking good on highway 4 coming to the willow pass grade as you drive through northbound traffic 280 is off to a good start, let's go back to dave and pam. >>> it is already snowing in the sierra and in fact this is a live picture you are looking at, it has been snowing off and on since late last night. snow levels could drop as low as 1,500 feet making driving hazardous at times. up to 10 inches of snow is expected and we will bring you a live report coming from the sierra at 6:00. >>> it is expected to be a rainy storm as the first one moves in in many weeks. it started at 4:30 a.m. while marin county reservoirs are almost full but the east and south bays could use some rain after the third dryest january on record. >> another affect of global warming but the storm is coming and it will bring more rain and we will get more flooding and we will deal with it as we always do. >> the east bay reservoir are at 1% patty and santa clara ross varies are only -- reservoirs a
, there's been a starting increase in reported rapes in berkeley. nearly double the number in just one year. kpix 5 reporter don knapp is in berkeley with more on what police say could be behind those numbers. >> reporter: is it just more reporting or in fact are rapes up 95% from berkeley? the spike was reported to berkeley city council on tuesday. according to the oakland tribune. >> we're not sure what's behind the increase in reported rapes this year. it's too early to tell whether or not it's the beginning of a trend or what. >> reporter: but he says they do know something about the rapes that occur mostly in the housing areas around the campus. >> we are concerned that the vast majority of these cases involve acquaintance rape where the offender is a friend or a former dating relationship or acquaintance of the victim. we're also concerned that alcohol plays a part in these rapes. >> reporter: greenwood does not blame fraternities or sororities. >> this is not a problem limited to fraternities and sororities. it's a problem across th
has been keeping since he was a kid. now the berkeley math genius is taking a big risk to help others who share his dream. kpix 5 reporter linda yee on his bold addition to the immigration debate. linda. >> reporter: liz, uc-berkeley students terrence park's secret is that he is an undocumented immigrant. he said he had to go public because he wants to pursuit american dream. >> in mathematics and applied statistics at uc-berkeley. >> reporter: this student is doing the math. >> it costs the government $23,000 to deport a single individual. >> so that's $23,000 to deport me. >> reporter: park has taken a calculated risk exposing himself as an undocumented immigrant subject to deportation. he is doing it for the "dream act" an immigration law congress is considering that will allow certain students like him the path to citizenship and it allows him to get financial aid to continue his studies at yale or brown universities. he already lost out on a research internship with the national security agency. >> i wanted to explore what they off m
papsychopath. that is all former neighbor and berkeley described goulet, a typical psychopath. >> jackie sissel was there at the height of it win the water main break. >> where i'm standing right now 24 hours ago i would a bit under 3 ft. of water. that is where the 16 in. cast iron main water pipes burst. right now, the pipe has been fixed but the street remains closed out here. we are at the corner of wawona and 15th avenue. that huge water main burst yesterday morning sending hundreds of thousands of gallons of water down to the street inundating some cars and causing a giant sinkhole. the public department at the word yesterday cleaning up the streets. the good is this they were able to fix the ply. they'll be out here to repair the road later this morning. there's still lots of work to be done. at some point the water is 3 ft. deep and some of the garages. some of the lungs or yellow tags and needs to be inspected by the department of the city of sam francisco. the street looks clean out here this morning, most of the mud is gone. most of the work remains and a lot of these houses, over tw
madyun shows us how it all unfolded. a bomb suit clad uc berkeley police officer moving in to search for an explosive deviceafter an early morning threat was called in from the joint bio energy institutea research arm of lawrence berkeley on 59th street and hollis in emeryville "it was credible enough for us obviously for us to take it serious and search the building and make sure everyone was safe" 8-uc police bomb sniffing canine units were on the scene evacuating the building before the bomb search began went smoothlyit being 7am when the threat came in most of the employees were not schedule to be at workfor those employees who did show up they found emeryville police set up a perimeterblocking access to >> "i was coming in and i noticed this was all blocked off with police and everything" after several hours of searching for explosive device, the all clear was given and all the voices were devices werewfound. >> reporter: a home in the berkeley hills suffered major damage. when it caught fire late this morning. declared it a two alarm blaze. and dispatched as ma
, the pac-12 named crabbe the player who was shoved the player of the week. in berkeley, elissa harrington, kpix 5: >>> a man accused of slapping a baby on an airplane is due in court today. 60-year-old joe hundley is expected to plead not guilty. he is facing up to a year in federal prison. if convicted. he was arrested after a flight from minneapolis landed in atlanta. the baby's mother says the man was drunk, used a racial slur and slapped her 19-month-old in the face because he was crying. >>> a bay area mom who spent time in prison for having sex with her daughter's teenaged friends is in trouble with the law again. christine hubbs spent the past 2.5 years in jail for having sex with two 14-year-old boys in 2010. but she was arrested again on friday during a routine compliance check. the registered sex offender's parole officer found her with pornography a violation that was enough to send her back to jail. hubbs is known nationally as the hummer mom for driving her victims around in a giant suv. >>> time now 6:11. the giants make a maj
berkeley student is fighting for the dream act and why he says it could bring more money to the u.s.. >>> and a facelift for golden gate park. we'll have more on the project that is under way and what is planned for the future. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that developed while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone every weekday morning at 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 70123. >>> welcome back. time now 5:23. the president of the uc berkeley math club is a new champion of the dream act. he has a new video. >> 23,000 followers to deport me. >> that is 24-year-old terrance park. he's not only a math and bio statistics major he is also an illegal immigrant. the cost of deporting young illegal students is less than the projected income and contributions if they were granted citizenship. park moved to the u.s. from south korea when he was ten years old. for years he hid his status but now he has been accepted to grad school at yale and brown universities. if the federal dream act passe
of california, berkeley law school. the universe of san francisco, the san francisco city academy and san francisco city college. our medation program also played an important part in our out reach and in 2012 we reached a community board peace keeping record for excellent and adr practice. we were acknowledged by california state senator mark leno and the san francisco board of supervisors. also in september of 2012, the coordinate and her long term, occ mediater, participated in the solute to the bay area volunteer mediators at at&t park. we are a unique oversight mod sxl we regularly attract interest both internationally and nationally, and from academic communities. during 2011, and 2012 we hosted representatives from other agencies such as the san diego police and review board. the office of the police monitor and the newly formed bart office of the police auditer. in addition to hosting members from other american civilian oversight agencies we also met with international representatives. we addressed the invitation of the police department, the dell delegation of the justices that
. it affects what you can remember. we'll head to a berkeley science lab and find out what they say you can do to get more sleep at night. >> and leigh glaser is up with a superbowl forecast. >> unbeaten sharks are going for their eighth straight win tonight. hall of fame have seven new members. >> and oscars are just three weeks away. we are the only play to watch and get ready for the big event. check out the my pic f >> ama: scientist in berkeley found out that sleep could affect what you remember. >> they discovered what happens at night is how memory fades. it's what kind of sleep that may be crucial. slow wave sleep, non-dream deep sleep that occurs in the first if you are foo hours. your brain waves are different. >> that sleep is transferring memories in one location within the brain, a short term location to a long term location. >> we heard of testing memory by recalling dates and faces but researchers asked people to memorize ordinary words paired with nonsense words, like jump and vil anette. the ability declines with age. they tested to see if people could remember the word pairin
body. we're not a policy-making body. the city attorney of the berkeley and state- the city of berkeley fought having a bridge line for their disability council and were successful with the state. they said that having a bridge line for council members to vote is a violation of the brown act and that to have a bridge line you have to declare the individual council member's home a meeting place. that anybody from the public could go there as well, which was goofy, but that is the law. but in any case, we have that. other public bodies don't and they don't have to. >> so they are not obligated to have these phones? >> that is correct. they are not obligated to have those phones that. is an extra benefit you are getting from your mayor's office on disability. >> thank you for answering that for me. >> sure. anyone else on the bridge line? >> no. okay. before we move on, i want to encourage those who have joined us since the beginning of the meeting to fill out a card, if they miss to speak at the public hearing coming up. you can find cards at the front of the room here.
to participate in. i wanted to mention a couple of examples from the uc berkeley archives in that regard. his typewriter. chris arrived at cal with a beautiful, fancy electric typewriter, a covetted object in that prelaptop and prepc era. chris decided that beautiful machine was too bulky and didn't like being tethered to an electrical outlet. one day he traded it for a little olivetti manual. he was so proud. he loved the tactile sense of klaking away, which he did well. he created great works. the next topic are shoes. as enlightened members of the ato fraternity, our class came up with an idea to have a great gatsby party every year. this was a major event where we had a band, pond and duck. chris wanted to dress the part and was delighted to find a snazzy pair of gaudy wing tips. he seemed undeterred by the fact these were golf spikes and that even after i mentioned to him that he would literally be cutting a rug if he wore those things, he bought them any way and unscrewed the spikes and danced up a storm. the floors needed refinishing any way. chris was one of the first people i knew in
much about the arab world. then after graduating from the university of california at berkeley, i traveled to north africa as peace corps engineer. i worked as an english teacher in morocco two years and quickly grew to love this part of the world. since joining the service i spent almost my entire career in middle east and africa. one of the things that impressed me were people old enough to have lived and traveled in the united states when we had closer relations. those days are back. we had 1,700 libyans apply for fullbright grants to study in the united states this year, more than any other country in the world. we know that libya is still recovering from an intense period of conflict. there are many courageous libyans who bear the scars of that battle. we are happy we have been able to treat some of your war wounded at u.s. hospitals. we look forward to building partnerships between american and libyan hospitals to help return libya's healthcare system to the extraordinary standards of excellence it once enjoyed. over my shoulder here you can see the u.s. capitol building. in
or will they be delayed? we will check with mike and sue on traffic and weather. >> berkeley teacher found with lsd pleaded guilty to a felony charge in marin county superior court. it is reported that he admitted to possess of lsd and a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. under the plea agreement, the convictions will be dismissed if the 51-year-old teacher remains law-abiding and meets other conditions. he was an advisor to berkeley high school students in an independent study program and arrested december 1 after running a red climate. >> facebook could be tracking your location when you use the social network on your mobile device. the "los angeles times" reports they are working on an app to track you when the phone is not being used which lets users find each other using g.p.s. and no long verify to check in like they do now. analysts say the app would help face book generate more revenue from ads based on user location and daily habits. no comment. >> animal rescue group is offering a $500 reward this morning for the return of a stolen puppy. twelve week old pit pit bull mix was taken from a r
this is going to be really tough, manhattan. it is easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study from texas a&m university confirms that bay area drivers spend way too much time in their cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you have to take it into account when you are commuting and you know you need to be somewhere you have to check traffic. >> after washington, dc, the bay area is now tied for second with los angeles as the worst commute in the nation. that means a lot of time sitting in traffic. last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than $1,200 in wasted time and gas. jamie would like to be productive when stuck in traffic. >> sitting in the car an hour and a half each way is wasted time. maybe i will read or listen to a become but usually i listen to the news. >> transportation bosses do not see the bay area traffic getting any better but they are working on it. >> we will not defeat congestion but we need to manage it as best we can so we can maintain mobility throughout the region. >> when you add it up it is $121 billion in wasted ti
at interstate 80 winding through berkeley with the traffic yet to pick up. we guarantee, it will, later in the morning. sue is monitoring the traffic. >> it is 4:40. abc news source says federal authorities are investigating disgraceed cyclist lance armstrong over obstruction and witness tampering. others have said he coerce the them into using performance-enhancing drugs and he admitted it in a recent interview with oprah. he was cleared of charges by the u.s. attorney in southern california last year. but the abc news story said no one is speaking for the justice department. >> four villages in the solomon islands were hit by a 5' tsunami and five people have been reported killed and 70 to 80 homes damaged. police say they expect the death toll to rise. officials say a pair of giant waves hit the western side of santa cruz island following 8.30 earthquake that struck underwater near the solomon islands. the warning was canceled for more distant coasts. >> now, the largest gathering of people in history is getting underway in india. tomorrow, a bay area man will join tens of millions o
and berkeley and emeryville in the right lanes of highway 80. that now is cleared. east shore commute is looking good and at the limit to the macarthur maze. otherwise, we have road work eastbound dumbarton bridge until 6:00 this morning. no westbound road work is reported. northbound 87, the ramp to northbound 280 at san jose, that is partly blocked because of construction. both westbound and eastbound 237, the ramp to 880 until 6:00 this morning. >> thank you, sue. >> people are paying cash for bay area homes. who is behind the big-dollar deals? >> bill murray is showing a new look, the antics of the stars teeing off after the pebble beach pro-am but first the tech bytes this morning. >> another itunes milestone, hitting 25 downloads this week. that customs get a gift card equal to 10,000 songs. the "wall street journal" says zillow shows what others have done but shows how much it would cost to you do the same. >> they evaluate the labor involved and the materials down to the type of appliances used, the counter tops, and they incorporate regional adjustment for the area you live i
25+ years of public service. in a municipality, the city of berkeley, as well as at the federal level. i have worked with the very diverse population over the years. since my initial appointment, i function primarily as an alternate hearing officer presiding over approximately 40 cases per month; i have also occasionally filled in for board 1 or 2 as needed. since i was before you last i have engaged in self-study, real estate appraisal; i enrolled in the real estate class in san francisco college. completed all of the required training to the city and county of seven cisco, brown act, sunshine act; once i completed my commission appointment process i immediately began to mentor two young women through the commission process and excited to report that both women received a mission appointments in their respective jurisdictions, sacramento county and the city of berkeley. i enjoy my public service and he will entrust me with another term i promise to remain committed and expand my service to the city and county of san francisco. thank you very much. any questions? >> this is a
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